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McMurry, William A. (P3, C1, L30)

Sergeant First Class William Arnold McMurry, 40, of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, died on Saturday, 20 October 1979 from a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky. McMurry was a Chemical Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade in Lexington and was training with his unit at Fort Knox when he perished.

McMurry first enlisted with the Kentucky Guard in September 1956.  He was a graduate Lafayette High School.
In his civilian career, he was a dispatcher for W. T. Congleton concrete company. At the time of his death, McMurry had more than 15 years of service in the Kentucky National Guard.

His awards and decorations include the Armed Forces Reserve Medal; The Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; the Kentucky Service Ribbon with Bronze Cluster and the Kentucky National Guard Commendation Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

McMurry is buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Section 48, Lot 612.


The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273

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